Featured Blog Posts – August 2011 Archive (55)

You Think You Aced the Interview? Chances Are, You Should Keep Looking…

So you have been looking for a new gig for a while and finally you find one that is worth checking out.  You get on LinkedIn and see if you know anyone in your network working there now or even in the past.  You find out the company is indeed a place you could see yourself in the future and continue to take the next steps.     You ask your colleague to make an introduction for you with the hiring…

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Added by Adam Bogren on August 31, 2011 at 1:05pm — 7 Comments

The Problem With Corporate Recruiters

Lemmings.  Junior HR twerps. Gatekeepers.  Obstacles.  Just plain “in-the-way-of-the-real-work-the-grown-ups-are-doing”.

 

Now before anyone starts setting the comment section on fire, please note that I am myself a corporate recruiter.  I don’t think I fall into ANY of those categories, nor do any of my excellent co-workers.  In fact, I work internally for one of the very few companies I would ever consider going in house for.  Many of these issues don’t apply to me, but some…

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Added by Amy Ala on August 30, 2011 at 8:34pm — 17 Comments

Facebook Hiring Part 2: How Hard Rock Firenze Hired 120 people in 4 weeks

Following on from last weeks post, "Send us your resume and we will send you a cow!", there was some concern expressed in some of the comments as to how to manage the volume of response and disapointed candidates. Earlier this year I was involved in supporting a…

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Added by Bill Boorman on August 28, 2011 at 12:55am — 12 Comments

Preparing for the Job Interview

Rule number 1: Research:



Congratulations! You have been invited for the interview. Now what do you do?

 

The first step is beginning to research the company. Once you have done this you will be ready to prep for the interview questions, learn how to improve your interviewing skills and begin to think about what you’re going to wear to the interview.

 

In order to succeed in the interview you need…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on August 25, 2011 at 6:58pm — 8 Comments

5 ways to improve your Recruitment SEO!

I’ve recently talked about building your Talent Network and the value that it can provide as a inexpensive recruiting channel that can produce results for your recruiting marketing organization.  In this blog post, I would like to talk about a similar inexpensive…

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Added by Chris Brablc on August 25, 2011 at 1:49pm — 5 Comments

To Survive, And Perchance To Dream…..



Let me throw all the crap against the wall and lets just see what sticks!! It seems to me that the older I get; the more I hear about the people who have forgotten about why they got in “The Game” and settle instead into complacency and give up on the successes they had plans for or the dreams they once held near and dear. This is not…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on August 25, 2011 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Paid Analytics Applications

The first two blogposts in our ‘career website series’ focused on the seven basic components of a great career site, and how Google Analytics can help you widen your traffic funnel. In our final post of the series, we will look at how you can optimize your site performance even further by analyzing how individual visitors interact with your site.

 

While…

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Added by Dana Feigel on August 25, 2011 at 2:29am — 2 Comments

Does Social Media Technology = Hasta la Vista to Third Party Recruiters?

This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.

 

In 1984, Sarah Connor narrowly escaped being terminated by a cyborg assassin from the future.

Are we in for another cyborg attack?

The job board giants, their niche job board counterparts, the usual social media suspects, new platforms like…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on August 24, 2011 at 9:33am — 18 Comments

Demand for Human Resource Professionals with Social Media Skills Continues to Grow

We are starting to see growing demand for Human Resources professionals with knowledge, skills and experience in social media.  In July, 438 job ads for Human Resource jobs included social media skills in their job requirements – up 140% from July 2010.



Hiring Demand for HR Professionals with Social Media…

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Added by Carolyn Menz on August 24, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

What should be the goal(s) of your recruiting campaigns?



I talk with a good number of recruiting organizations about their recruiting goals and on several occasions I’ve asked the question “what are your main goals for a recruiting campaign?”.  The answer is almost always straightforward: “to make a quality hire.”

 

You can’t argue with that.  If getting quality people into your organization is not a priority, then you have more problems in your organization than just recruiting.  But when you are looking at the main…

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Added by Chris Brablc on August 23, 2011 at 2:35pm — 2 Comments

The Narrative Resume is Dead!

Getting my coffee today, I peered down as I always do, at the piles of newspapers lined ankle high bordering the service counter at my local delicatessen. All the major publishing players are represented. I scanned the headlines while waiting 15 deep to order my “black no sweet”.

The headlines read –

“Sensational”, “Bleak”, “Scandalous”, “Dry”, and “Rye”

But none…
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Added by Nick Lagos on August 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

Send us your resume and we will send you a cow!

There’s been lots of talk recently that either rubbishes social games or proposes building a new one for recruiting purposes. Most recently Marriot have released a much applauded game to fit their employer brand. It's been applauded by many, while others have commented "play games, get kids!” untill recently, i would have sat in the neigh sayers, but the number of…

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Added by Bill Boorman on August 23, 2011 at 12:28pm — 25 Comments

“Really how far is the extra mile?”

In this current job climate it is important for candidates to stand out from the crowd. However what is less clear is where to draw the line in terms of trying to attract attention and making a positive impression. A recent piece of market research conducted by bta examined where some candidates and companies think the grey areas are when it comes to going that extra mile.

 

We conducted interviews with two separate focus groups, one with hiring managers and directors and the…

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Added by Robert on August 22, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

A Degree of Re-enacted Hoopla



hoop·la - /ˈhuplɑ/ noun . 1. bustling excitement or activity; commotion; hullabaloo; to-do. 2. sensational publicity; ballyhoo.

 

In a recent article written by John Roach for msnbc.com entitled “The revolution at work is here”, the suggestion is made that the promise of the…

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Added by Nick Tubach on August 22, 2011 at 8:57am — 2 Comments

Is it Time for a Candidate Bill of Rights?

Fairly recently, influentials such as ERE and Monster were working to build momentum regarding the creation of a “Bill of Rights” for job seekers; specifically, to greatly improve the candidate experience. Due to the enormous amount of talk at the recent #truBoston event and on Twitter chats regarding employer branding and applicant black holes, I’ve been thinking about this issue again.



With recruiter transparency and forced accountability through social media, organizations clearly… Continue

Added by Mark Babbitt on August 21, 2011 at 6:58pm — 8 Comments

A newbie’s 10 considerations for social media recruitment (UPDATED)

Have you seen the film  A Bugs Life?  If you have you’ll remember the scene where the two bugs are flying perilously close to one of those blue light thingys that emit a fatal electric shock if an insect flies into it:

 

“Don’t go into the light!”

 

“I can’t help it.  Its beautiful”

 

*Zzzzzap*

 

That’s me…

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Added by Ben on August 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Linkedin cheats etc

Linkedin cheats etc

 

LinkedIn has become huge, and using it for sourcing has become even bigger. But of course sourcing within LinkedIn has limitations. Below are some tips, tricks, cheats that may help. Most are nothing more than utilizing the things you learned in my previous postings. But here they are more specialized.

 

So domain and site searches in search engines

 

site:linkedin.com add…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 20, 2011 at 1:42am — No Comments

Unstoppable - The Quest For Gold of The Best Recruiting Professionals

Unstoppable - its a mojo.  It's a lifestyle.  It's a commitment.

 

Everywhere I go, I keep hearing of folks who are wallowing in the mire of an economic malaise that gets their hopes up, and hits their resolve.  There is an incredible song by the Rascal Flatts which highlights why being Unstoppable is so key.  I have posted it as an update to my LinkedIn Profile....please view:

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 19, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Actually, I won’t be returning your crappy cold call voice mail. Here’s why.

Fortunately I don’t get these very often… I’m one of a handful of recruiters and rather new to my company, so the vultures haven’t caught up with me yet.  However – earlier this week I had FOUR horrible voicemails in a row, from FOUR awful sales people.  Three agencies and a job board.  It went a little something like this –

 

“Hi Amy, this is (first name only) with (unintelligible company name).  I’m calling today to introduce you to my company.  We are the…

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Added by Amy Ala on August 18, 2011 at 3:32pm — 42 Comments

Finding Company Email Patterns

Given a company domain name company.com, and the first and the last name of a person, we can construct the address – if the company follows a certain pattern in email addresses (such as fist-dot-last-at-company.com). How can we find out what the pattern might be?

 

1. What NOT to do

Do NOT search on Google…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 18, 2011 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

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